Note: Today, I looked for a blogging prompt and I found this question on the SITS girls website for January 11th: "What makes you feel beautiful?"
I almost started looking for another blogging prompt. My appearance has been an issue for me for years. I was bullied in school and was told that I was too short and too ugly. Who could like a short, ugly girl who wore glasses? I did not feel good about being me. I have learned, from friends and from therapy, that I don't have to listen to the bullies in my head. When I learned how to draw human faces in art classes, I discovered that human beings are not ugly. Every person has interesting features, worthy of drawing and painting. Every person has beauty. That includes me. If no one is ugly, I could not possibly be ugly. Be gone, you old bullies! You don't pay rent to occupy space inside my head. You're fired... um... evicted!
So I realize that I can answer the question. What makes you feel beautiful? Here are some of the things that make me feel beautiful:
- A new hairdo. I love my hairdresser. Her name is Jacquie, and she knows how to deal with my often unruly curls.
- A massage. When someone is attending to the needs of my body, it makes me feel beautiful.
- My dental hygienist. Her name is Cheryl. She does a fabulous job with my teeth. The dentist who checks my teeth once told me that I have "beautiful teeth." Well, who could not feel beautiful with teeth that a dentist admires?